Dharma Land

Great movie night with professional filmmaker A-Dou

October 23 Friday night we spend time with filmmaker A-Dou to watch movie clips "Yep Man". Also we have Master Gilbert joined with us. During the movie discussion, A-Dou pointed some good points from the movie and shared his thoughts. 

2009 DDMBASF Children Summer Camp

The sky over the Silicon Valley is shining as usual, however the Valley keeps on suffering from the biggest slump since the dot-com bust. In the DDMBASF Chan (Japanese: Zen) hall, Sam Gieng brother’s rap performance raised the curtain of this year’s kids summer camp.

Gilbert Beginner-Advance Meditation

This time around, the teaching from Gilbert Gutierrez was a bit unorthodox. Since the audience consisted mostly of beginners, the program was adjusted to incorporate the basics. It was not just the usual sitting sessions.

Hiking-Sitting-Talking

        We started the day gathering at the Chan Center. Did a few moves of DDM’s Eight Form Moving Meditation, just to warm our bodies up, preparing it for the journey.

One Day Retreat – Reflection

        The day, as usual, began with DDMBA’s famous Eight Form Moving Meditation. This exercise, when done correctly, is actually very soothing. All eight forms must be done with intention and awareness.

Chan in daily life - Venerable Chang Wu

        The event began with a ten minute sitting meditation. We closed our eyes and relaxed our bodies. After coming out of the sitting, Fashi asked the audience, what is Chan? Not expecting any answers, she began to answer the question.